Perform venous blood collections
Unit Information about the HLTPAT002 training material in this resource
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to confirm collection requirements, prepare client and equipment, and perform routine blood collections using venous blood collection.
This unit applies to any individual for whom blood collection is part of the job role. They may be working in collection centres, in hospitals or in other health care environments.
This unit relates to collections from adults of varied ages and genders, adolescents and children over 5 years of age. It does not include collections from babies, neonates, arterial collections or collections made via artificial access devices such as central lines, peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines, or intra venous (IV) catheter.
Unit mapping information
No equivalent unit.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Unit sector or competency field
Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units
Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace with the addition of simulations and scenarios where the full range of contexts and situations have not been provided in the workplace. The following conditions must be met for this unit:
- use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
- collection tubes
- syringes and needles and/or winged infusion set (butterfly)
- multi-sample needle and holder
- evacuated blood collection equipment
- sharps containers
- alcohol wipes
- hand hygiene facilities
- documented collection procedures for the candidate to follow
- modelling of industry operating conditions, including:
- interactions with clients from general public
- presence of situations requiring problem solving in non-routine situations
- supervision of candidate’s work activities by a person currently working in a phlebotomist role for at least 18 hours per fortnight
- at least 5 of the 20 collections must be directly observed in workplace by the assessor
The following aspects of the performance evidence must have been demonstrated using simulation prior to demonstration in the workplace or with members of the general public:
- venous blood collection technique using the following equipment
- evacuated system
- winged infusion sets
- needle and syringe
Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.